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Foreign Students Came to Study Russian Language and Russian Culture at HSE - Nizhny Novgorod

HSE’s annual Summer School on Russian Language and Culture is currently in full swing. This year’s participants include Austrian studnets from HSE Nizhny Novgorod’s partner university - Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, as well as students from Brazil and South Korea. They will improve their knowledge of the Russian language and attend lectures on Intercultural Communication and History of Russia. In addition to lectures, foreign students will enjoy excursions to museums of Nizhny Novgorod, Semenov and Gorodets. They will be able to see Russia in all its beauty and to get acquainted with the architecture of ancient cities.

Student Simone Pricoli De Mello came from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a teacher of theatrical arts. She really loves the Russian culture – especially the theater.  'I study creative approaches and Stanislavski, Meyerhold. My favorite author is Anton Chekhov. In spite of my great desire to learn Russian and huge love for your culturue it is my first time in Russia. It's an amazing experience!'

Therese Keplinger is a student from Austria. She stareted to study Russian at school. Her dream is to become an interpreter. 'I am here for the first time, and so far I can say that Russia and Austria are very different. We have already the chance to walk around the city, it is very beautiful!'

For Peter Fasching from Austria, on the contrary, Russia is not a novelty. Most of all he is interested in Russian History, especially the Soviet period. 'In the future, I want to be a diplomat in Poland or Russia, so it is important for me to study Russian. I can say that I know about your country quite a lot, but I want to keep learning. And this summer school is a great project that will help me. I am very grateful to HSE - Nizhny Novgorod for this opportunity.'